Stopped off at Black's in Lockhart for some of the best barbecue in Texas
On our two-lane journey from Rockport on the Coastal Bend to Austin, we put the brakes on in Lockhart, the BBQ Capital of Texas. We rejoiced in a mid-afternoon meal at Black's Barbecue, one of four popular BBQ restaurants in this small Central Texas town. Read mor
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Folding the tent, loading the RV and readying to leave the Coastal Bend, heading north
After two wonderful months on the Gulf Coast of Texas, these snowbirds are folding our tent, slipping the Lance camper back onto the truck and saying our goodbyes to our new friends at the Sandollar RV Park in Rockport. Today we are starting the final leg of our six-
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Last minute chores before RVing out of our Snowbird nest in Rockport, Texas
Seems there are always dozens of small chores to do before hitting the road again after a longer stay -- fill the propane tank, wash all the clothes, return books and CDs to the library, and, for Jimmy, getting a "regular" hair cut. Once we get on the road, I'm his barb
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Bicycling near Goose Island State Park, saying so long to Whooping Cranes
Recently we bicycled from Goose Island (Texas) State Park with fellow Lance camper owners Susan and Chuck Arbuckle of Champaign, IL (More about them in an upcoming post.) Because we will be leaving the Coastal Bend of Texas soon, we wanted to have one last visit with
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Recent postings on RV Short Stops, Women RVers
- RVer Shirley Mendonca who designed a medical alert flag to fly in case of an emergency while traveling is featured on   Women RVers.com. After Shirley had open-heart surgery, she was concerned about how Emergency Medical crews would be able to find her quickly if
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Jimmy Smith's seasonal 'quickening'
In his on-going essay, today Jimmy Smith writes about seasonal and personal change."As the sun has begun to warm my shaggy exterior, I am experiencing a quickening in my soft interior," he observes.Later he reflects: "There is another part of me embroiled in a deep stru
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Fixing bicycles, baking bread, slow cooking BBQ pork keeps Jimmy busy
Even though the weather has finally turned warm and mostly sunny on the Coastal Bend of Texas, and we go biking every days along the beach road, Jimmy sometimes gets a little antsy.In order to keep himself busy, he frequently meanders through the RV park looking for bic
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Great Backyard (campsite) Bird Count coming Fri., Sat., and Sun. -- Feb. 18-20
After reading an item by RVer Bob Difley on "Bird Watching on the RV Road," about the Great Backyard Bird Count, I dug out my Sibley Guide to Birds.Coming Feb. 18-20, 2011, is a "citizen science project" of the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornitholog
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Solo RVer Jericho Walton's toured the West in her van
Jericho Walton popped onto my personal radar in the New Mexico desert. Well, actually, in the ladies shower room of Brantley Lake State Park a few miles outside of Carlsbad. I was amazed at how put-together and gorgeous she was ... standing in front of the bathroom m
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Read latest RV news on RV Travel's e-zine
Editor Chuck Woodbury writes about the advantages of RVing versus staying in motels while traveling in this week's edition of the RV Travel.com newsletter.Among other items is one letting RVers know that no license is needed to fish at most Texas State Parks.And the RV
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